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Oklahoma reports 3,241 more COVID-19 cases, 22 more deaths

December 6, 2020 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported 3,241 more coronavirus cases on Sunday, and 22 additional deaths.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says there have been 216,486 cases since the pandemic began and 1,896 deaths. The true number of infections in Oklahoma is likely higher because many haven’t been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

There were 1,073.3 new cases per 100,000 people in Oklahoma over the past two weeks, which ranks 18th in the country for new cases per capita, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The university said that one in every 203 people in Oklahoma tested positive in the past week.

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Dr. Dale Bratzler of the University Oklahoma medical center has said people are typically getting infected in “places like restaurants, bars, gyms, places of worship, places where you come indoors where there is some reason you’re taking your mask off.”

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal. The vast majority of people recover.